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  1. Ich mache meine Hausaufgabe noch
  2. Guten Tag noch!
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  • in future / ongoing .respectively ... Jun 9, 2018 at 15:02
  • Noch as in future? wouldn't it be more accurate to use Schon then?
    – MrsRona
    Jun 9, 2018 at 15:07
  • Check my answer please. Schon is totally off. "Ich mache noch (schon) meine Hausaufgaben" would mean to refer the ongoing thing. Note the words position. schon noch makes the promise weaker (at least for a parents ears). Jun 9, 2018 at 15:15
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    @Tomas "when you will do it in the near future" or even not :-P ... Jun 9, 2018 at 15:19
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    Totally agree hehe. Just to add Ich mache das schon is similiar as "I am on it".
    – Tomas
    Jun 9, 2018 at 15:21

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Depending on the context, there are different possibilities, since the sentences are a bit imprecise.

Ich mache meine Hausaufgaben noch.

Ich mache immer noch meine Hausaufgaben.

     I am still doing my homework.

Ich werde meine Hausaufgaben noch machen.

     I will do my homework (later at some time).

Guten Tag noch!

Ich wünsche Dir/Ihnen noch einen guten (restlichen) Tag.

     Have a nice (remaining) day!

(ironisch) Guten Tag noch!

     (ironically, e. g. if you are angry at someone) Have a nice day!

schon can be used to say that you are already doing something ("I am already doing my homework.") or similar to noch ("I am certainly going to do my homework."). Concerning the latter, the difference is that schon implies more certainty. This can best be illustrated by a short example:

Ich mache das noch (irgendwann).

Keine Sorge, ich mache das schon (bald).

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  • Good explanation of the possibly negative connotation regarding the 2nd example! Jun 9, 2018 at 15:50
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Here are the best translations I am able to give with that narrow context:

  1. Ich mache meine Hausaufgabe noch

    I'll (certainly) do my homework (soon) later.


  1. Guten Tag noch

    Have a good day further on

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